The ANC in the has relieved them of their duties, along with all other ANC members of the eThekwini and Msunduzi executive councils.
BREAKING: ANC KZN has decided to redeploy all its members serving on EXCO of eThekwini and Msunduzi with immediate effect.— ECR_Newswatch (@ECR_Newswatch) August 13, 2019
ANC provincial secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli says the Provincial Executive Committee applied their minds before reaching their decision.
"We are a big organisation, we are a caring organisation and we always want to be scientific and take along everybody involved when making big decisions. We believe that it is not late. We have made the correct decision," said Ntuli.
ALSO READ: Hive of activity around KZN ANC headquartersHe told reporters in Durban today that the vacancies created by the 'redeployments' must be filled within seven days.
Gumede was placed on special leave after being arrested in connection with a multi-million Rand waste removal tender dating back to 2016. The Hawks are investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and racketeering in relation to the deal.
Gumede is out on R50,000 bail. The case returns to court early next year.
#ZandileGumede The @ANCKZN PEC has decided that allANC members serving in EXCO of @eThekwiniM and Umsunduzi muni should with immediate effect be redeployed @ECR_Newswatch This includes the @eThekwiniM Mayor. pic.twitter.com/8lDSrL6FH4— Nushera Raisa Soodyal (@nushera) August 13, 2019
IFP KZN leader, Velenkosini Hlabisa says the removal of Gumede and Njilo are long overdue.
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